Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Essie Gel Couture Polishes Review | NailsByErin

Hi everyone!

Today I have two swatches from the Essie Gel Couture line. I was recently sent these polishes to review and I cannot believe I haven't tried out the Gel Couture line sooner!

I've been a long-time fan of Essie nail polishes (they were some of the first I ever had) and these are becoming new favorites of mine.

I received the below 8 nail polishes as well as the Platinum Grade top coat.

Overall impressions: these shades are gorgeous, the formulas are smooth and easy to apply, and the two step system seems to really compliment each other. Not to mention, these have the new, flatter and wider Essie brush which makes application a dream!! I am SO excited about their new brush and I think it is a huge improvement.

Now, into the swatches!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Riverdale Nails | NailsByErin

Hi everyone!

Since so many of you loved my Stranger Things Nails, I figured I should keep the series going and do another design inspired by a famous TV show... So this time I did nails themed around The CW's Riverdale!

I did each nail inspired by one of the main characters on the show.

On my pinky, I did a nail inspired by Cheryl. She is always wearing red, so I started with a red base (Color Club "Cadillac Red"). Then, I painted her black and gold spider brooch over it.

My ring finger is inspired by Veronica and a dress she wore with a scalloped collar. Then, I used a white nail polish to create some white pearls above the neckline, since Veronica loves her pearls.

My middle nail inspired by Betty. Her girl-next-door look consists of a lot of cute pink sweaters, so I took some inspiration from Season 1 Episode 2 and recreated her pink sweater with an embellished white collar. The pink nail polish is Color Club "Sugar Sheer".

 My index nail is inspired by Jughead, so of course I had to recreate his iconic crown beanie. I don't have a deep gray polish that matches his beanie very well, so I used a black and a light gray polish to create this messy, textured look instead.

On my thumb, I painted the stripes from Archie's varsity jacket. I used Essie "All the Wave" as the royal blue base.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

butter London Patent Shine 10x Swatches and Review

Hi everyone!

Today I have swatches for 5 polishes from the butter London Patent Shine 10x Collection.

The Patent Shine 10x Lacquers are a 10-in-1 formula that is meant to be long-lasting with high shine. The range comes in 32 colors, and there is definitely a shade for everyone. All of their nail polishes are also 8-Free, which means they do not contain the dangerous ingredients Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, or TPHP.

Here's how butter London describes these lacquers: Butter London's innovative patent shine 10x formula is loaded with ingredients proven to promote brighter, stronger, healthier nails for your best-dressed nails yet. The patented shock resisting polymer technology delivers limitless shine with up to 10 days of wear. It’s everything you need in one brilliant bottle.

Keep on reading to see which polishes I tried out and what I thought about them. Fair warning: this is a photo-heavy post!

First up is one of my top two favorites... This is "Candy Floss", a baby blue creme. Here I'm wearing three coats with top coat.

Even without top coat, I will admit these polishes are pretty shiny. They definitely can be worn without a top coat, I just always prefer to put one on in order to finish and seal in the nail polish!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ariana Grande Cloud Sweetener Nails | NailsByErin

Hi everyone!

Today I have a super simple nail art design for you all, inspired by a nail design that Ariana Grande wore last week.

She posted a picture in her Instagram stories of her wearing matching cloud nails with her mom and her Nonna. As soon as I saw them on her story, I took a screenshot and knew I had to recreate it!

(I just want to mention, this nail design was done at @nail_swag salon by @natalieminerva. All credit to her for this beautiful design!)

Here's the image Ariana posted in her story of her nail art with her mom and Nonna: